Ho Tram Project Co Ltd plans to build an airport for its guests (Photo: doanhnghiepvathuonghieu.vn)

Ba Ria – Vung Tau (VNA) – The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has approved a location in Loc An Commune, Dat Do District, for Ho Tram Project Co Ltd to build an airport for its guests.

According to the province’s portal, the build-operate-transfer airport will spread over 200 hectares.

The company said the airport would help bring more tourists from other parts of the country to its integrated resort The Grand Ho Tram Strip.

It had put forth two options for the location: Loc An and Binh Chau Commune, Xuyen Moc District, in the Binh Chau-Phuoc Buu Nature Reserve.

But province officials rejected Binh Chau as being infeasible, saying the project would affect 55 hectares of primary and replanted forests and 93 hectares of cashew and melaleuca.

Loc An was then chosen, being close to the sea and without many investment projects.

According to the provincial Department of Transport, there are two airports in the province: Vung Tau Airport, mainly for aircraft belonging to the oil and gas sector, and Con Dao Airport for commercial flights. They were approved by the Government in a zoning plan for transport development.

Therefore, the proposed airport must first be approved and submitted to the Ministries of Defense and Transport for comment before Ho Tram can go ahead and build it.-VNA